Public advisory: use caution along Old Hope Road

In early December, the Site C project will start preparations for eastern reservoir clearing.

To improve safety, three pullouts will be added to a 1.5-kilometre section of Old Hope Road at the south end, closest to the future reservoir area. This work will take about four weeks to complete and is weather dependant.

Once access has been improved, the project will clear the eastern reservoir area. This will take place between December 2018 and spring 2019.

Merchantable logs will be hauled to local mills using Old Hope Road. All other wood will be chipped, mulched, spread as coarse woody debris, or burned on site. Old Hope Road will be used as a reservoir access point until mid-2020.

Safety is our top priority and BC Hydro’s contractor has a traffic management plan in place that ensures compliance with all legal traffic requirements. When hauling is occurring, the project expects an average of one or two additional heavy trucks using Old Hope Road per hour, typically between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

BC Hydro and its contractor will monitor road usage and coordinate activities to minimize traffic during school bus pick up and drop off hours. A dedicated safety person will be on site and the contractor will have daily meetings to discuss safety, road usage, and key traffic periods.

Please use caution and watch for active work areas.

 

Contact the project

Toll free: 1-877-217-0777
Email: [email protected]



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